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    AEROSPACE ENGINEER / RESEARCHER

     

    PERSONAL DATA

    Data and Place of birth

    Citizenship

    Alternative Address

    Status

    Driving license

    1611/1982, Campobasso – ITALY

    Italian

    c.da Selva., 35r, 86010 Campodipietra (CB) – ITALY

    Single

    B

     

    EDUCATION

    Jan 2007 - present

    Philosophy Doctor

    Queen Mary University of London

    School of Engineering and Material Science

    Subject

    “Methods for posture recognition”

     

    Part of FP6 ‘Smart tEchnologies for stress free Air Travel (SEAT)’ project for the European Community: development of a smart responsive seat with the capability of detecting physiological changes of passenger's condition in real time and adjust itself.

    Core modules

    Numerical Methods, Optimization, Statistical Analysis, Data Mining, development of Learning Algorithms, Programming.

    Sep 2003 - Oct 2006

    Master of Science in Space Engineering

    La Sapienza, University of Rome

    Core modules

    Gas-dynamics, Hypersonics, Propulsion, Electric Systems, Control Systems, Aerospace Materials.

    Final project

    Thesis title: “Spectroscopic analysis of the combustion gas of an MPD propulsor”

     

    Abstract: By using a spectrometer, the radiation of the gas in the vacuum chamber of a Magnetoplasmadynamic propulsor has been analysed; the aim has been to get information about its composition and temperature, to find, then, information about the thrust.

     

    Supervised by: G. Paccani (Researcher, Department of Mechanics and Aeronautics, University of Rome,La Sapienza), G. Mazzitelli (Sezione Gestione Grandi Impianti Sperimentali, ENEA, Frascati, Rome), Michele Coletti (PhD Student, Astronautic Research Group, University of Southampton).

    Sep 2004 - Jul 2005

    Erasmus project in the Netherlands

    TUDelft University of Technologies

     

    32 ECTS (European Credits) obtained in Automatic Control, Thermal Control, Hypersonics, Rocket Motion, Electric Systems, Astrodynamics.

    Sep 2000 - Jul 2003

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    La Spaienza, University of Rome

    Core modules

    Mathematics, Numerical Methods, Aerodynamics, Physics, Structures, Materials

    Final project

    Thesis title: “Aero-assisted orbits manoeuvres”

     

    Abstract: By using numerical methods, I proved that, for certain conditions and at high orbits manoeuvres, it is convenient to fly down in a low orbit to perform orbital assessments. The aerodynamic drag given by the low density of the highest atmosphere of a planet allows reducing propellant consumption.

     

    Supervised by: Nicola De Divitiis (Department of Mechanics and Aeronautics, University of Rome,La Sapienza)

    EXPERIENCE

           Teaching experience

     

    Sep 2010 - present

    Private tuition of secondary school students for Maths, Physics, General Science.

    (London)

    Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

    Private tuition of undergraduate students of Aerospace Engineering in preparation for Stress Analysis and Dynamics (Queen Mary University of London)

    Sep 2007 - Nov 2011

     

    Tutor and Laboratory Demonstrator for:

    DEN102 Stress Analysis, DEN121 Maths 1,  DEN211 Vibrations and Control of Dynamic Systems, DEN223 Maths 3, DEN328 Biomechanics.

    (Queen Mary University of London)

    Jan 2007 - Nov 2009

    Researcher within the FP6 project SEAT: responsible to the submission of bi-annual ‘progress reports’; attending regular meetings with the project partners. The project was successfully concluded with the presentation of the smart seat prototype in Thales, Toulouse.

    Other experience

     

    May 2009

    I participated in the “NESTA-FAMELAB communication of science” competition and I qualified for the London regional finalist selection.

    Feb 2002 - Jul 2003

    Assistant Laboratory Technician. General duties involved equipment maintenance, supervision of student researchers within lab. (La Sapienza, University of Rome)

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    Scientific software

     

    Proficient in the use of Matlab and SPSS Statistical Analysis;

    Experienced in Java and Fortran;

    Basic working knowledge of Autocad.

    Non scientific software

    Highly proficient in the use of Windows/Mac OS;

    Excellent knowledge of Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Final Cut.

     

     LANGUAGES

    English

    Italian

    Fluent written and spoken

    Mother tongue

    NOTES

    ·  In July 2007 I enrolled at the Register of Engineers at the province of Campobasso, Italy.  

    HOBBIES and INTERESTS

    ·  Documentary photography and filmmaking;

    ·  Travelling, playing bass guitar, snowboarding.

     


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